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  • Bedrooms: 2

Occupying the most idyllic private haven is this charming period village cottage boasting stunning gardens approaching ¼ acre, discreetly tucked away in the sought after village of Downton. Believed to date back to 1873, 3a High Street has been extended within a sensitive program of improvement creating a refitted open plan kitchen, modernised bathrooms, new electrics and plumbing in addition updated décor and flooring. Although only two bedrooms currently feature, the accommodation extends to almost 1,400 sq feet and could easily be divided into three bedrooms if so desired. There are many impressive features but the private setting this wonderful property enjoys is stunning, set within manicured gardens displaying attractive lawns flanked by topiary box hedging, flower beds, a timber rotunda gazebo, sheds and a greenhouse whilst encompassed by a period wall and the backdrop of St Laurence churchyard. Downton is well provided for in village amenities and is situated on the fringes of the New Forest with its wonderful country walks yet also offers convenient access to Salisbury, Southampton and Bournemouth.


The wooden glazed door opens into the spacious entrance hall with access to the refitted cloakroom, open tread staircase, with ornate wrought iron balustrade, featuring grey porcelain tiled flooring flowing through to the kitchen. The sitting room benefits from a dual aspect via traditional style Georgian casement windows and a slide patio door. The recently updated open plan kitchen dining room is an ideal space presenting a beautifully fitted kitchen with bespoke walnut worksurfaces, white gloss handleless soft close eye and base level units. There is an integral five ring gas hob with contemporary cookerhood, space for dishwasher and American style fridge freezer, eye level double oven and enviable walk in larder cupboard. The dining area is a generous size and could comfortably host a sizeable family dining suite whilst also enjoying views over the garden. The kitchen is supplemented by a useful utility room which was originally a greenhouse and features space and plumbing for a washing machine and dryer. The first floor landing is an impressive size and provides access to two large double bedrooms. The master bedroom enjoys a dual aspect and could host a super king bed and extensive wardrobes or alternatively could easily be converted into two bedrooms if desired. Bedroom two is also a large double room and both bedrooms are served by the modernised four piece bathroom suite with shower cubicle and rainfall shower head, bath, wash hand basin and low level W/C.


Hidden from view from the main throughfare and approached via double wrought iron gates, the gardens are immediately impressive. A gravel driveway provides a parking and turning area. The gardens are a delight, beautifully planted with a variety of topiary shrubs and perennials and include a large expanse of lawns accessed via pathways leading to a working area of garden with timber sheds and greenhouse. There are three attractive seating areas including the fabulous timber rotunda gazebo


3a High Street is situated in the heart of Downton which is a thriving community with a strong sense of identity. There are good local facilities in the village which include shops, doctors, dentist, tennis club, leisure centre, the Borough Cafe', churches, schools, and choice of public houses as well as the famous Cuckoo Fair held each May. There is easy access to Salisbury and the B3078 leads to the M27 to Southampton and the M3 corridor. The wide ranging opportunities of the New Forest are only two miles from the village. There is first class schooling in the village with its own primary and secondary school and Salisbury has retained its grammar school status (Bishops for boys and South Wilts for girls)


Leave Salisbury on the A338 Bournemouth Road. Upon reaching the village turn left immediately after The Bull Public House. Continue along The Borough crossing the River travelling through the pinch point and after The Old Tannery there is a pharmacy on your left hand side. Double wrought iron gates are just to the right of the pharmacy and this is where the property can be found.

Agent Note

3a High Street is not listed and has been sensitively updated benefitting from mains services. The rateable value for the property is Band D.

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Charles Powell

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